Food Safety

Food Safety

This course covers an introduction to Food safety, with practical and knowledge skills, integrating practises for safe food delivery, preparation, cooking, and serving.

The content covers workplace personal presentation and hygiene standards, as well as identifying hazards and how to implement strategies to control them.

You will also get hands on experience on how to prepare high risk food to prevent contamination. Within the session you will learn how to measure, record and act on temperatures for high risk foods.

The dress standards for the practical work in this course requires you to wear what you would in your workplace and/ or a commercial kitchen. This includes comfortable soled closed in shoes.

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Estimated hours



$201.00 (Domestic)
$247.40 (International)

Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a paper copy of our application form, available here, then either drop it in to your nearest campus or mail it to us at Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Maintain personal hygiene; demonstrate knowledge of contamination hazards and skills to prevent cross contamination when working with food.
  • Measure, record and act on temperature of high risk food.
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Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 29 July -
Wednesday 05 August

Wednesdays - 9am-3pm

Christchurch - Madras Street
Wednesday 19 August -
Wednesday 26 August

Wednesdays - 9am-3pm

Timaru campus